Posted Friday, October 17th, 2014

Morris County’s expanded road resurfacing program is moving Monday to a portion of county-maintained Flanders Road in Mount Olive.

Basin work, milling and resurfacing of a seven-tenths of a mile stretch of the roadway, from Flanders-Netcong Road to Mount Olive Road is expected to begin on or about Monday, Oct. 20. Weather permitting, it is expected the project will be completed by Oct. 23.

Crews will be on site from approximately 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. 

It is expected that one lane of Flanders Road will be kept open during the project, with traffic flow and any detours that may be necessary being managed by Mount Olive Police.

The work is part of the county’s enhanced road resurfacing program for 2014, according to Morris County Freeholder David Scapicchio, liaison to the Department of Planning and Public Works.

The Morris Freeholders increased the county capital budget earlier this year to allow for the repaving of approximately 33 miles of county-maintained roadways instead of the 17 miles per year the county normally averages, and the 22 miles the county repaved last year.

Freeholder Director Tom Mastrangelo said the freeholders are responding as a board to the concerns that have been expressed by county residents and local officials over county road conditions caused by the harsh 2013-2014 winter.

Morris County maintains 280 miles of county roadways.